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2010 Director’s Community Leadership Awards

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Angela DeLeon
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In New Haven, FBI Citizens’ Academy Alumni member Angela DeLeon is the originator and coordinator of a nationally recognized crime prevention program for senior citizens, the People’s United Bank Masters Program.

In 1996, People’s United Bank became one of the first banks in the country to develop a program designed with the safety of its senior citizen customer base in mind. The program is intended to promote financial security and awareness and brings together representatives from law enforcement, private and not-for-profit business, the office of the attorney general, and senior advocacy agencies.

Prior to joining People’s United Bank, Ms. DeLeon worked for the Bridgeport Police Department, where she instituted the first formal crime prevention program tailored to the needs of senior citizens. She initiated the nationally recognized File of Life Program and the Yellow Dot Program, both of which offer first responders medical history information in the event that a patient cannot speak.

Ms. DeLeon is a national expert who speaks at senior centers, senior housing associations, assisted living facilities, and seminars held in People’s United Bank branches throughout the country, working to keep senior citizens from being unsuspecting targets.

She is a member of the advisory board of the National Association of Triads, Inc., and the director of the State of Connecticut Triad Association. In 2000, she was recognized by the Crime Prevention Association of Connecticut as the Practitioner of the Year.

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FBI Director Recognizes
Distinguished Community Leaders
DCLA 2010

In a ceremony at FBI Headquarters, Director Robert S. Mueller, III recognized the recipients of the 2010 Director’s Community Leadership Award. These leaders, selected by their area FBI field office, have demonstrated outstanding contributions to their local communities through service. The FBI is grateful for the work of each of these individuals and organizations on behalf of their communities.

“Whatever the motivation—an unfilled need, a tragic occurrence, a desire to give back—these are people who make things happen and enlist others in their cause,” said Director Mueller. “They are activists who have earned their prestige through good works.”

Recipients of the 2010 Director’s Community Leadership Award include:

- Albany
- Albuquerque
- Anchorage
- Atlanta
- Baltimore
- Birmingham
- Boston
- Buffalo
- Charlotte
- Chicago
- Cincinnati
- Cleveland
- Columbia
- Dallas
- Denver
- Detroit
- El Paso
- Honolulu
- Houston
- Indianapolis
- Jackson
- Jacksonville
- Kansas City
- Knoxville
- Little Rock
- Los Angeles
- Louisville
- Memphis

- Milwaukee
- Minneapolis
- Mobile
New Haven
- New Orleans
- New York
- Newark
- Norfolk

- Oklahoma City
- Omaha
- Philadelphia
- Phoenix
- Pittsburgh
- Portland
- Richmond
- Sacramento
- Salt Lake City
- San Antonio
- San Diego
- San Francisco
- San Juan
- Seattle
- Springfield
- St. Louis
- Tampa
- Washington Field
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